Posts Tagged ‘Trompe Loeil’

It’s almost spring and love is in the air, or maybe not cause it doesn’t feel like spring where I am. But with this endless winter drawing to a close it’s time to make some noise – and that’s what I’m doing thanks to Balaclava‘s cool drums that you can pick up at the Arcade (75l per play). For those who don’t want to try their hand at the Arcade (or are afraid of blowing all their lindens), yard sales are a good alternative. Two well-organized gacha sales with most of what you could want are found here or here.

The Energy Club has been making noise for three years now and to celebrate they have a mess of gifts out. That’s where I got this excellent mesh outfit from D-Style (matching gift for women) as well as the couch from End of Daze (2nd pic), which I previously blogged but now you can get it free. Go check out the club and grab some gifts while you are there.

Also making noise is LaVie. The skin here is a recent group gift (unfortunately no longer available), but I’m told LaVie has a number of projects in the works including new skin releases, group gifts and perhaps a hunt or two. They have recently reopened in a revamped urban style shopping area with a number of top shops. Good to see they are back and bustling again.

Banging the drum for love

Banging the drum for love

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Dream Boss

Dream Boss

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Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Moolto HuntNest’s Easter Egg Hunt

Monochrome Hunts is back with their latest color-themed hunt, the Lavender Hill Hunt, and like usual there is a nice mix of fashion & decor items to be had. I’m tardy showing the gifts – the hunt officially ends on Mar 10 – but you still have time to get the things you want (note gifts cost 5l). Check the hunt blog for previews of most of the items.

Some of my favorite furniture gifts include [Circa’s] coffee table and pouf set. The coffee table comes in two versions and contains a fascinating miniature garden with butterflies. Breno‘s bunny chair will also make you smile and is perfect for the season. On the fashion side, Epicosity‘s Mesh suit is a must for men and Immerse has a lovely purple Mesh dress that pairs perfectly with the necklace gift from Sigma Jewels.

My female model here features a great combination of a Shape It Up! shape found at the Free*Style store for just 10l and a gift skin from Deesse’s. The male is the same Kirk skin from Essences I blogged last timeit’s so nice I haven’t wanted to take it off- here combined with Step Inside‘s shape from the SYSP anniversary hunt. Note that the SYSP anniversary hunt has lots of good gifts for women (see the last pic for one of the outfits). Stop by the Structure Your Skin project to get the store list and hint “book” for the hunt.

I’m also showing two outfits from 22769 to round out the post: The male shirt can be found at Mens Dept, where the March collection launched earlier this week and the female outfit is on sale at Gallery Gift Shop for just a few more days. Have a nice weekend everyone!

Lavender dream

Lavender Dream

  • Pose (right): Sup PosesBashful Me 4 (New Release, 40l for 4 poses) 

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Lavenderism2

Lavender Immersed

  • Dress: ImmerseImmerse Cami Lavander M (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10, MESH)
  • Necklace: SIGMA JewelsDeco necklace purple chest (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10)
  • Bracelet: Lillou’s DesignsCyclamen Bangles (Moolto Hunt Gift until MAr 31, includes complete outfit)
  • Shoes (see top picture): Just Pale – Stardust Boots (Free, Store Opening gift includes complete outfit)
  • Leggings: [bubble] – Purple Leggings (Previous Hunt Gift)
  • Hair: elikatira – Sound Brown 08 (84l sale price for color pack, MESH)
  • Lipstick/Eyeshadow: Adore & Abhor (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10)
  • Skin: Deesse’s SkinsJulie (Group Gift. Attn: 50l Joiner Fee)
  • Shape: Shape It Up!Ricci (10l at Free*Style store)
  • Pose: Diva & Morphine PosesDiva Store 3 (Free)

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Lavenderosity

Lavenderosity

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  • Cans: Commoner Brash Cans (50l per play at Arcade Gatcha Event until Mar 31)
Mr Pug

Mr Pug

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Lavender Diva in Black

Lavender Diva in Black

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  • Wall Art: Trompe L’oeilFrame Square Art (Subscriber Gift, MESH, includes various images. Join the subscriber to get gift)
Purple Bunnehs

Purple Bunnehs

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Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Lavender Hill HuntMoolto Hunt

For the decor fans there are amazing hunts on now and I’m sure some of you are already out doing them (Hello Lilith). The Four Walls hunt brings SL’s top designers offering up some excellent gifts that should fit well with your design schemes. Gifts cost 20l so you need to choose wisely. There are too many standouts to name them all, but some of my favorites shown below include a great dresser from Pilot, a cool lamp from Vespertine (one of three), Cheeky Pea‘s hockey items and a fun guitar prop/chair from Zinnias.

Two other furniture hunt options now underway are the Courtyard Hunt (Free) and Cold Winter Nights (10l) You can see previews of almost all the gifts on the various hunt websites.

The avi shown below is from Peau, a new skin store for men, and can be found for the super nice price of 55l at Fi* Friday (ends sometime Wednesday), which is  a great weekly source of edgy fashion.

Easy as ABC

Easy as ABC

Body Check

Body Check

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Guitar Picker

Guitar Picker

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Should have paid my cable bill...

Should have paid my cable bill…

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  • Couch, Rug, TV, Sidetable & Decor: The Strawberry BoxHarrington Sofa Set (20l, Four Walls Hunt until January 31)
  • Turntable, album, lamp: Zen Creations  – Retro Corner Set (The Courtyard Hunt #13 until Jan 31, set also includes a rug, chair & headphones)
  • Coffee Table: PrimeCourtyard hunt pallet table (The Courtyard Hunt #9 until Jan 31, also includes a rug and floor pillows)
  • Hatstand: Pestique – Hallway Hatstand (20l, Four Walls Hunt until Jan 31, also includes a sidetable)
  • Posters: IonicIndie posters (Group Gift)
Mary Teresa Skybox

Mary Teresa Skybox

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Cold Winter Nights HuntCourtyard HuntFour Walls

Have you been to this month’s edition of Collabor88? Lots of beautiful things for women there, and not a whole lot for men. But that’s OK, because I was able to do a little home decorating. The furniture set below is by Trompe L’Oeil. It’s mesh, comes in multiple colors and has a clean modern look. Best of all, mesh furniture can really help lower your prim count. The set is just 88l through February 8th.

The backdrop here is La Flat‘s new Nightlife skybox. This skybox has some nice features including a panoramic living room, furnished kitchen and fireplace divider between the living area and bedroom. And while this one is a new release (thus not on sale), La Flat has a bunch of fun skyboxes starting at 1l that are well worth checking out.

  • Pose (female): Olive Juice– She Said 2 (88L at Collabor88 for 6 poses + mirrors)

Decor:

Female:

  • T-Shirt, Skirt & Tie: Siss Boom – Ahoy (Where is the Concert Hunt Gift until Feb 3, Mesh)
  • Pants: Siss Boom – Top Deck Canvas Pants (Not Free)
  • Shoes: Sweet Antidote – SA Sofie (For Whatever Hunt #8 until Jan 31)
  • Earringsphresh – Milla Earrings (For Whatever Hunt #7 until Jan 31)
  • Nails: Croire – Noir Edge Nail Lacquer Navy (Not Free)
  • HairAlice Project – Mina (Rotating Lucky Board Gift, Mesh)
  • SkinEssences– Inna (New Gift at Womenstuff Lounge)
  • ShapeShiva – Aoi (Lucky Board gift, includes skin)
  • Pose: Olive Juice– She Said 5 (88L at Collabor88 for 6 poses + mirrors)
  • Table & Decor: Dreamscapes Art Gallery – Touch of Glamour (Whiz Glam Hunt #15 until Jan 31)

Male:

  • ShirtKarmas Kreations – Black Shirt (Whiz Glam Hunt #39 until Jan 31, also includes pants & female gift)
  • PantsAmato – Coffee Dipped Denim (The Cafe Hunt #03 until Jan 31, also includes sweater, skirt & poses)
  • Shoes: Tulip – Reflection Multi Slate (Group Gift)
  • Hair: HairArt – Joakim Hair Brown (January Group Gift)
  • Skin: Filthy – Feb GG Skin Tan (Group gift available until Jan 31. Attn: 199l Joiner Fee)
  • Shape: Filthy – Jan GG Shape (Group gift available until Jan 31. Attn: 199l Joiner Fee)

Furniture

  • Chair: Lisp Bazaar – Art Deco Texture Change Chair (10l, located in the discount area roughly 400m below the main store)
  • Rug: Lisp Bazaar – Beatrice Rug Round (10l, located in the discount area roughly 400m below the main store)

  • Coffee Table, Coffee (previous pic), Bed & Lamps: TLC – Lola Love Bed & Lamps (Love is Pure White Hunt #18 until Jan 31, also includes wall art & Buddha Shrine. Hint: Humble Juggler)
  • Painting: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – TGGS (10l at Gallery Gift Shop)
  • Kitchen equipment: Bitter Vanilla – BV Kitchen Tool (The Cafe Hunt #10 until Jan 31, follow the beacon)

Hints & SLURLS for hunts mentioned in this postApocalyptic New Years Hunt — For Whatever Hunt — New Year, New You Hunt — The Cafe Hunt — Where is the Concert Hunt? — Whiz Glam Hunt